The Friends of the Geelong Botanic Gardens have organised a bus trip to the Hamilton Gallery to view the Celia Rosser Exhibition The Banksias and to the Hamilton Botanic Gardens: Thursday April 19
Described by bryologist Dr George Scott as, “The greatest botanical artist in the world today, and probably the greatest there has ever been”, Celia Rosser has with The Banksias produced the first ever pictorial survey of an entire genus of this magnitude. These original watercolour paintings for the three large volumes of The Banksias, Rosser’s magnum opus, took over 25 years of meticulous artistry to complete. These three volumes have only been displayed together once previously, in 2001 at the National Library of Australia, so this is a rare and remarkable opportunity to view Rosser’s oeuvre in its entirety. http://www.hamiltongallery.org
This event has limited spaces and priority bookings are given to Botanical Artists and FGBG members.
All other members of the Friends who wish to join this bus trip are asked to contact the Office so that their name is put on the waiting list
If there are places available on the bus (57 seater), places will be offered to these people on in order of the waiting list on Wednesday April 11; payment needs to be made on this offer.
Cost: Members $70, non-members $80.
8.00 Leave Carpark 3
11.00 Arrive Hamilton Botanic Gardens,
Morning tea provided by Friends of Hamilton Botanic Gardens, and time in gardens
12.00 Arrive Hamilton Gallery
Visit Gallery and buy lunch and afternoon tea in nearby cafes (or BYO)
3.00 Leave Hamilton
6.00 Arrive Carpark 3
Please contact the office of the FGBG for bookings and enquires:
(03) 5222 6053 firstname.lastname@example.org